Mother Gives Birth to 17 Babies at Once in USA: Hoax


Picture Suggesting Mother Gives Birth to 17 Babies at Once in USA
Mother Gives Birth to 17 Babies at Once in USA

Story: 

Mother gives birth to 17 babies at once in USA!

Other Versions

USA: Mother Gives Birth to 17 Babies at Once!

Analysis:

Various online outlets come to state the ‘unbelievable’ story that a Mother in USA gave Birth to 17 Babies at once, some versions even specified that all the 17 boys shown in a picture with their Mother were born identical. As described below, the claim is a hoax.

According to the popular version of the story, after a successful insemination process at the Indianapolis Memorial Hospital, an American woman Catherine Bridges broke the former World Record for the most babies in a lone pregnancy by giving birth to 17 babies over 29 hours. However, the fact of the matter being, the story originated from fake-news publisher World News Daily Report (WNDR) website worldnewsdailyreport.com back in January 2014. As mentioned on their Disclaimer page, World News Daily Report publishes satirical and fictional articles that are only meant for entertainment purpose. All later versions of the above story appearing in various websites were derived from this fictional publication. As for the picture of the 17 boys with a woman lying on the floor is concerned, it is a composite image (photoshopped one).

A similar hoax story in the past came with the claim that an Indian woman gave birth to 11 kids all at once. The reported highest number of babies born are nonuplets (nine babies), and as of this writing, most children delivered at a single birth to survive according to guinnessworldrecords.com are eight. Nadya Suleman is the woman who gave birth to eight babies in California back in January 2009 (see picture below).

Picture of Nadya Suleman with her 8 Babies
Nadya Suleman with her 8 Babies

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

Related Stories:

Czech Woman Gives Birth to Country’s First Quintuplets (5 Twins)
A Russian Woman gave Birth to 16 sets of Twins, 7 Triplets and 4 Quadruplets

References:

List of multiple births


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